EMCDDA Partners

Portuguese national focal point

The Portuguese national focal point is located within the General- Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD). Attached to the Ministry of Health, SICAD’s mission is to promote a reduction in the use of psychoactive substances, the prevention of addictive behaviours and a decrease in dependences. SICAD is the national focal point and is directly responsible for the implementation of the National Plan. It plans, implements and coordinates drug demand reduction interventions, and collects, analyses and disseminates information on drug use and responses to it. The Director General of SICAD is also the National Coordinator for Drugs, Drug Addiction and Alcohol-Related Problems.


Partner contact information and website

Contact information 

General-Directorate for Intervention on Addictive Behaviours and Dependencies (SICAD)
Ms Ana Sofia Santos